Sabine Gruffat: In Person

Friday, 10/22, 7:30 PM

Sabine Gruffat is a French-American artist who was born in Bangkok, Thailand. After living many years in Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong, She immigrated to the United States. She is an artist who works with experimental video and animation, media-enhanced performance, mixed reality, and immersive installation. In this work, machines, interfaces, and systems constitute the language by which she codes the world. The creation of new ideas means inventing new tools, crossing analog and digital signals, or repurposing old machines to patch into new ones. By actively disrupting both current and outmoded technology, Gruffat questions standardized ways of understanding the world around us.

She has produced digital media works for public spaces as well as photography and interactive installations that have been shown at the Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, Art In General, Devotion Gallery, PS1 Contemporary Art Museum, and Hudson Franklin.

Sabine’s films and videos have screened at festivals worldwide including the Image Forum Festival in Japan, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Migrating Forms, Viennale, MoMA Documentary Fortnight, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Cinema du Reel, 25FPS, Jihlava International Documentary Festival, and The Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival. Currently she is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and co-founder/director with Bill Brown of the Cosmic Rays Film Festival.

Framelines 2017, 35mm, 10 min.
A Return To The Return To Reason 2014, 35mm, 3 min.
Black Oval White 2009, 3 min.
Take It Down 2019, 13 min.
Headlines: Bomb Parts 2007, 16mm, 3 min.
Headlines: Baghdad Plan Is A Success 2007, 16mm, 3 min.
Brave New World 2015, 7 min.
#19 2020, 2-projector live-cinema performance with Bill Brown, 20 min.